The Moon Stealers Review


The first in a series of four books that complete the story of The Moon Stealers.

In the small Yorkshire town of Parsley Bottom, Peter Crisp, a boy with an unusual gift of being able to see things that others cannot, goes missing after spending the night in a graveyard. Two of Peters school friends, attempt to find him but come across some mysterious engravings which propel them on an adventure beyond their imagination. By unravelling codes and riddles they journey within the bowels of Edinburgh Castle as they attempt to find the key to Peter’s disappearance.

Meanwhile MI6 operative Steven Knight is sent from London to investigate a meteorite landing which, he discovers, contains a bacteria within its core that is alien to our planet.

The bacteria quickly evolves into a deadly threat. The children not only need to find Peter, they need to save the entire world while they’re at it.

This cult fantasy adventure appeals to both children and adults and highlights the genuine possibility of what impact alien bacteria could have on our planet and the ecosystem on it. Would the inherent characteristic of human survival kick in or could the Earth be contaminated and populated by other forms? The genuine scientific and astrological information that exists within this novel gives it a realistic edge that will leave you considering the possibility of other life forms and parallel worlds for days after you finish it.



My Review

This was a very fun book to read. It has everything,aliens, slime, knights, fairies and a race to save a friend and the world. I like scary stories and movies and I’m not easily grossed out, but the creatures in this book gave me a shiver down my spine and soured my appetite a little lol. The story moves very quickly and keeps you guessing from beginning to end. What if? is the big question here. What would you do if aliens invaded and started killing off the population. The Moon Stealers is a little fun, a little scary and a lot adventure. This is book one in the series and leaves off with a cliff hanger that literally made me want to stomp my feet! I can not wait to read the next installment and I hope it’s coming soon! This story is good for adventure readers of almost any age including grown ups! Another big 5/5 from me =]


During the day, Tim works as a Podiatrist in private practice in Kent, UK. He is the author of two books for Health Professionals, has lectured across England, Scotland and Ireland, and has treated national athletes for Sport England.

By night, Tim lurks in his office, writing stories of fantasy and imagination. The Moon Stealers series tells the story of an alien bacteria that lands on the Earth inside a meteor. As it evolves and grows it becomes a serious threat to civilization. At the same time, a group of children unknowingly hold the key to saving the planet, whilst attempting to rescue one of their friends from an ancient portal that leads to another world.

He is also currently working on a book about Dragons in London during the 1600’s.

Tim lives in Kent with his wife and three children.
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  1. Jenn, a great review of this book and one that sounds like my oldest daughter and husband would like. I wonder if it's a little too scary though for my 8 year-old granddaughter??? Sounds intriguing though. Thank you for the review!

  2. Hi Sylvia, My 10 year old read every chapter as i wrote it. He was 8 when i started and it would probably be a bit too scarey for your 8 year old granddaughter, unless she likes gross things! But eldest daughter and hubby would definately like it. Second books out at the end of October. Thanks for looking. Tim Flanagan

  3. Hi Sylvia, it may be a little too scarey for an 8 year old, unless she likes gross stuff! My 10 year old was 8 and a half when i started writing the book and he happily read it without batting an eyelid at the darker bits. Your eldest daughter and hubby would definately enjoy the book. The second in the series is out at the end of october. Thanks for looking. Tim Flanagan

  4. Jenn – great review of Tim's new book: My granddaughter loves scary stories so this is a great find! Thanks, Tim for writing it. I just posted links to it on profiles at Facebook and Google+ (where I am nadinehack as on all other social network platforms). – Nadine

  5. Hi all. Thanks for all your comments following Jenns review. You can keep upto date with my writing on Facebook, (search timflanaganbooks) or on my blog (timflanagan blogspot)
    Hope you all enjoy the book.

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